Our offices were raided by gunmen after IEBC announcement - Ekuru Aukot

Thirdway Alliance secretary-general shot at

Third way Alliance Party Leader Ekuro Aukot claims party offices were attacked by armed gunmen

Six armed gunmen raided Thirdway Alliance party offices on Thursday night and shot at a top official, according to the leader Ekuru Aukot.

In a tweet, Dr Aukot said the office which is located in Lavington, Nairobi was under attack hours after the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) approved the 1.2 million signatures submitted.

They have shot at our secretary-general who ran and hid inside one of the offices. This comes hours after Punguza Muzigo Bill (sic) passed. This is a cowardly act,” he tweeted.

On Thursday evening the IEBC had announced that a Constitutional Amendment Bill by the Thirdway Alliance Kenya Party had met the required threshold for consideration.

Punguza Mzigo gathers enough signatures

A statement sent to newsrooms by the IEBC confirmed that the electoral agency had received and verified that the Bill has garnered over 1 million support of registered voters.

The Commission has since verified that the initiative has been supported by 1,222,541 registered voters. This is, therefore, to notify the public and stakeholders that the initiative has met the requisite threshold as required by the said Article 257 (A) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” reads a statement from the IEBC.

Once the signatures have been ascertained, the 47 county assemblies will be given the draft Bill where more than half must agree with it within three months from the date of its submission.

Speakers of the county assemblies will then submit the decisions to the Speakers of the National Assembly and the Senate, as stipulated by the law.

The draft Bill dubbed Punguza Mizigo Initiative seeks to scale down the number of counties to reduce the country’s wage bill.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

Police act after bombing incident at Boniface Mwangi's Machakos home

Police act after bombing incident at Boniface Mwangi's Machakos home

90-year-old's dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru [Video]

90-year-old's dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru [Video]

2 women in viral video of Ndichu twins finally narrate what led to assault

2 women in viral video of Ndichu twins finally narrate what led to assault

New National ID will have a microchip and allow citizens to travel outside Kenya - Uhuru

New National ID will have a microchip and allow citizens to travel outside Kenya - Uhuru

Uhuru lifts nationwide Curfew

Uhuru lifts nationwide Curfew

2 moments which proved politicians are not enemies during Mashujaa Day celebrations

2 moments which proved politicians are not enemies during Mashujaa Day celebrations

Mwai Kibaki is my hero - Raila declares

Mwai Kibaki is my hero - Raila declares

November 16: Miguna Miguna to return to Kenya accompanied by former CJ

November 16: Miguna Miguna to return to Kenya accompanied by former CJ